Could you please tell me what the meaning of the following sentence is?
Unless they get protection, they will not testify.
I think it means
If they do not get protection, they will not testify.
The two sentences have an relatively equal meaning, right?
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- Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:33 pm
- Forum: Grammar Help
- Topic: 'unless' and 'if ... not' have the same meaning?
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Hello everyone, I am reading in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. They wrote: WORD CHOICE: unless, if ... not Use 'unless' to say that something will happen or be true if something else does not happen or is not true : Unless they get protection, they will not testify. !! Do not use the fu...